The joy and freedom of motorcycling also means much greater risk when taking to the roads. Quite often, biking injuries are more severe and more likely to result in death. However, the laws regarding motorcycle accidents are the same for those hurt in a vehicle accident. Obtaining compensation for recovery is possible for those with a skilled personal injury attorney.
As with drivers, motorcyclists are subject to Massachusetts’ comparative and contributory fault laws. If you are involved in an accident on the street or highway, and it can be proven that you were responsible for less than 50% of the accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
In any case, it’s imperative to document everything following the incident, including all damage and any injuries you may have sustained. Even if you don’t follow through with anything right away, if something comes up down the line – say, you develop injuries at a later date that you suspect might be due to the accident, you’ll have proof should you choose to pursue a lawsuit.
The Law Office of John J. Strazzulla has provided personal injury representation to clients throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mr. Strazzulla has seen it all, from minor injuries to the most catastrophic and life-threatening cases, and he’s built his practice on getting the maximum amount of compensation for his clients and their families.
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to receive payment from the other party at fault for your injuries to cover hospital bills, rehabilitation, or even wages lost. Call today to discuss your situation and all of your available options.